Program Overview

As a Lundquist College of Business student, the program at WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management offers you the opportunity to enroll directly in a variety of courses in an international setting. Over 80 percent of undergraduate courses at WHU are taught in English, providing a wide array of courses, particularly in international business. WHU partners with over 150 universities worldwide, offering a unique opportunity to interact and network with business students throughout the world.
This program is administered cooperatively by Global Education Oregon and the Lundquist College of Business.

Situated along the Rhine River, Vallendar is embedded in the Central Rhine Valley UNESCO World Heritage site and is surrounded by vineyards. WHU is located about one hour from Cologne (Köln) and one hour from Frankfurt, known as the financial and business centers of Germany and the fourth and fifth largest cities in the country, respectively.

** GEO programs are under continuous review during this period of global uncertainty and limited travel. All program details outlined on this page, including program cost, are subject to change if global or location-specific conditions require modifications to program structure.

Additional requirements

Must be nominated by Lunquist College of Business for the program.

What is an Exchange?

This is a program in which the University of Oregon and the partner universities exchange students on an ongoing basis. The number of places available to UO students varies based on the number of partner institution students coming to UO. If there are not enough exchange places available in a given year, then qualified applicants will be offered the opportunity to apply as a fee-paying study abroad student, or to apply for an alternate exchange program.

This is an exchange program in which you will directly enroll in courses at a UO partner university. Exchange programs differ from other study abroad options and on-site student support services such as academic advising, health & counselling services may vary. Students most comfortable and successful in exchange programs typically have high levels of self-reliance, resourcefulness, and willingness to adapt to unfamiliar teaching styles and living arrangements.

NOTE: The host university has its own credit and grading system. The transcripts provided by the host institution will be converted by the UO Registrar’s Office based on established standards of conversion. Exchange applicants should meet with a GEO advisor to discuss program details.

Academic Details

WHU offers top-level academic programs and is accredited by AACSB, EQUIS and FIBAA. As a student in the honors business program, WHU provides you with the opportunity to fulfill upper division business courses that can be applied toward major and minor degree requirements in the Lundquist College of Business. You will enroll in seven to nine courses during the semester. If you are interested in developing your German language ability, WHU offers free intensive German courses running through the semester.

For further information about available courses, please visit: WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management.

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.

Housing Description

You can choose between several different housing options:

  • Private apartment
  • Apartment at the Campus Krautkrämer
  • Schumann Guest House
  • "Alte Brauerei"
  • "Haus Wildberg" (for female students only)

For detailed information regarding the different housing options, please visit:

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Fall Semester20212/1/2021Early SeptemberLate December
Academic Year2021-222/1/2021Early SeptemberEarly May
Spring Semester20222/1/2021Early JanuaryEarly May

Travel Advisories

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